Thompsons Solicitors were pleased to show support to our trade union friends during a national day of action last month calling for a Future that Works. Laura Connor, David Adams and Michael Maguire joined various organisations in a march and rally in Glasgow’s George Square on Saturday 20th October.
The Scottish Trade Unions Congress (STUC) organised this mass demonstration to coincide with a similar event in London and Belfast. The Coalition Government is refusing to change course from their dangerous and damaging programme of cuts and austerity. Thompsons support the trade union movement in showing that enough is enough.
In Glasgow around 5,000 people took part in the march and rally led by the STUC. STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith told the crowd: "The Prime Minister says he doesn't want to defend privilege, he wants to spread it. Privilege of course means giving few an advantage over the many. That's why it's tax cuts for the rich and benefit cuts for the poor. We don't want an extension of privilege, we want an extension of fairness and justice. We have an economy that's in crisis and what's George Osborne's priority? To try and entice workers to sell their employment rights for a few company shares and a tax bribe."
Thompsons Partner Patrick McGuire added: “Thompsons has a long history working with trade unions and we see first hand the issues that workers face day in and day out. With the prospect of long term economic decline in this country the time for change is now and we are delighted to show solidarity to trade union members.”
The Future that Works campaign is about reversing long term economic problems and encourage growth that ordinary families will benefit from.